80 American Passionists were missionaries in Hunan, China from 1921 till 1955. Every year they would have watched Chinese New Year celebrations as seen in this photo from the city of Hankou the 1920s. This photo is from the Passionist China Collection
As you gaze at this photo ask what ways you might celebrate a journey a peace and friendship with peoples of the world during this Chinese Lunar New Year 2024. Ask yourself what aspects of Chinese culture offer you greater understanding in your everyday life experience?
Such as art, food, philosophy.
There are over 16,000 photos and 60,000 documents in the Passionist China Collection. They offer numerous perspectives on the missionary effort in West Hunan. The narrative speaks to American history, Chinese history, and Catholic history in China and the Vatican relations throughout the decades of the Republican Era, 1911-1949. As the months progress more content will be shared with the public from the Passionist China Collection. This content has been digitized and the physical collection is on permanent loan with the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College.
We always invite you to join with vowed Passionist, members of the Passionist family, and others who want to understand and proclaim the Passionist message of St. Paul of the Cross: “May the Passion of Jesus Christ Be Always in Your Heart.” https://thepassionists.org/passionists/news-events